The Hoekstra Institute is dedicated to advancing aesthetic health and understanding worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.
We conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance the understanding of material applications in artwork — in California, nationally, and internationally.
Through our world-class reference image archive, the public can explore and use images licensed under the creative commons to support the creation of new works.
Analysis of public policy takes place through a variety of media: digital works, physical installations, works on canvas, paper, panel and mixed-media sculpture.
The public can explore the full range of works produced through the institute online at HOEKSTRAINSTITUTE.ORG along with public exhibitions at partner galleries.